This new Associate of Applied Science degree program prepares qualified individuals to work under the supervision of a surgeon to assist the safe and efficient performance of invasive surgical procedures, make certain that the operating room environment is safe, that equipment functions properly, and that the operative procedure is performed under optimal conditions that ensures patient safety.
As an integral member of the surgical team, the surgical technologist works with surgeons, anesthesiologists, registered nurses, and other surgical personnel delivering patient care and assuming appropriate responsibilities before, during and after surgery. Students develop a knowledge of the surgical environment, instrumentation, procedures and supplies necessary to ensure safe care of the surgical patient. Clinical experiences are offered under faculty and mentor supervision at Camden-Clark Medical Care facilities , Marietta Memorial Hospital, Selby General Hospital, Thomas Memorial, Charleston Area Medical Center and other selected community agencies.
The West Virginia University at Parkersburg Associate of Applied Science in Surgical Technology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
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